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Apr 24, 2008
Underarms are seldom discussed but that doesn't mean they're often neglected. Look around at the women folk and you'll notice that a majority of them have shaven underarms. That's underarm care within women on display right there. Men too are catching on and many a scent on them indeed emanates from their underarm deodorant.

Underarms are a sweaty business. As such, they entail high maintenance and can be prone to hygiene or medical problems if they are not accorded with proper care. The underarm regions are endowed with high concentration of sweat glands (both eccrine and apocrine) and hair follicles and can easily get messy through their routine functions.

The two main functions of Underarm Sweat are the following: 1) to regulate the temperature in the region when it gets heated up through physical exertion or surrounding factors and 2) to provide lubrication so as to lower friction when arms rub against the body. The underarm hair plays a role in increasing the surface area for the sweat (eccrine) to evaporate over thereby making it cooling better. The sweat brought through by the Aprocrine sweat glands has no known purpose. What is known about it though is that bacteria feed upon the milky secretion and subsequently discharge waste which is the cause of odor associated with underarms.

The generation of Underarm Sweat is thus normal and necessary when it's in good working order. It's only a problem when there's excessive (Axillary Hyperhidrosis) or inadequate (Axillary Anhydrosis) underarm sweat. Between the two extremes, Axillary Anhydrosis is far more serious as apart from the resultant discomfort, it is also potentially life-threatening.

Excessive Underarm Sweat is a lot more common and affects millions of Americans. It is estimated that 1% of people has this condition in varying degrees. It can be quite mild and some sufferers are actually oblivious to their problem with underarm sweat. On the other hand, it can also be quite serious, especially when it's accompanied by excessive sweat in other parts of the body like the hands (Palmar), feet (Plantar) and face (Facial).

Excessive Underarm Sweat can be further broken down into 2 categories, namely Primary and Secondary Axillary Hyperhidrosis. This applies to other types of excessive sweating also (face, hands, feet). Primary Excessive Underarm Sweat is straightforward in that it is not attached to any other medical condition while Secondary Excessive Underarm Sweat involves an underlying ailment such as diabetes, fever, tuberculosis, hyperthyroidism and so forth.

Like other diseases or illnesses, prevention is better than cure and healthy basics go a long way in providing a sound platform in combating underarm sweat problems. A good diet, exercise and habit routine will keep you in good stead with your underarm sweat. We can't do without underarm sweat, but we can't do with too much of it either.
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